1933 Shirley 2021

Shirley Patricia Law

June 22, 1933 — July 14, 2021

On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Shirley Patricia Mason Law, loving wife and mother of five children, passed away at the age of 88. Shirley was born on June 22, 1933, in Alcoa, Tennessee, to Melvin Jennings Mason and Patricia Edna Hicks Mason. She graduated from Alcoa High School in 1951, where she was active in band as a majorette and playing French horn, drama performances, and life-guarding at Springbrook swimming pool in Alcoa. On February 10, 1951, she married her high school sweetheart, Henry David Law. Together, they raised three sons, John, David and Paul, and two daughters, Melinda and Amy. Shirley loved and was deeply loved by her family and friends. She and her family enjoyed many outdoor activities: swimming, bicycling, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, traveling to various parts of the world, sailing and scuba diving with Muncho Tours, fishing and even zip-lining for her 85th birthday. She was a fabulous host, cook, and loved entertaining family and friends. Shirley volunteered over the years as Girl Scout Troop 47 leader (with Naomi Hartman); cooked for Hurricane Hugo workers; as a Pink Lady volunteer for Blount Memorial Hospital as a newborn baby photographer, in intensive care and for hospice; and volunteer for Windy Gap Young Life Camp store. Shirley and Henry were members of First Baptist Church in Maryville for sixty-eight years, and they attended Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, where they were members of the Emmaus Sunday School Class. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her father and mother, Melvin and Patricia Mason; and her brother, Jon Mason. She is survived by her brother, Mike Mason of Alexandria, Virginia; brother Pete Mason and wife Marion, of Aurora, Colorado; her five children: John Law and Jarrod Blue (Knoxville), David Law and wife Vicki (Maryville), Paul Law, and wife Carol (Maryville), Melinda and husband Tom King (Kingsport), and Amy and husband Rex Dale (Lenoir City); her six grandchildren: Amanda, Adam, Caleb, and Curtis Law; and Grant and Reed King; and two great-grandchildren, Emory King and Carter Law. In lieu of flowers. Shirley's family request that donations be made in her honor to Blount County Young Life (P.O. Box 5284, Maryville, TN 37802, (contact Tim Teague @ 865-405-6527 with donation questions). Shirley's burial will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at Grandview Cemetery Pavilion, 2316 Graves Road in Maryville. A Celebration of Life memorial service will follow on Sunday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Maryville with receiving of friends to follow the service. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Shirley Patricia Law please visit our Sympathy Store.
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